About 56 miles northwest of the heart of the Delaware River Region lies an area that is known for its gorgeous lakes and rivers, rolling hills and beautiful fall foliage called Berks County. Berks County is located in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania about 195 miles southeast of New York City and about 90 miles west of Baltimore, Maryland. The County of Berks has a population of around 374,000 people and is broken up into many subdivisions or small communities. The Blue Mountain range covers the northern border of the county and is historically known for its excellent skiing areas. The history of Berks County stretches back to the early 1700’s when residents of the Lancaster County requested its borders to be separated. Although this county has a large number of residents, its total area gives those who want it, a very private and secluded place to live with lots of opportunity to enjoy the state’s wonderful natural beauty.
Looking to move to the area? Berk County offers a wide selection of both single family homes and condos for sale. The Median listing price for a traditional style, single family home in Berks County is around $175,000 to $265,000. As stated before, home buyers will have a choice between homes that are in a more secluded area with less neighbors or homes that are more “in town” with closer neighbors, and less of a drive to the town’s center. Just as a side note, Berks County is considered to be “dutch country” meaning that the cultures and customs of Pennsylvania settlers of the 17th and 18th centuries may still be very much the same due to the fact that there was such a large number of people from Switzerland and Germany. Some aspects of the dutch culture can be seen in things like artistic patterns and mainly very decorative art, you might also hear a mix of languages such as german and english.
What can the County of Berks offer its residents? Berks County has a variety of elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and even colleges and universities to choose from. The private schools in this county are also very common. Universities such as Alvernia and Kutztown are smaller schools but highly ranked for programs like Dentistry, Law and Medicine. Berks County also offers a wide selection of amusements, for example the crystal caves in kutztown give visitors a glimpse into underground wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites. Berks County is also scattered with hiking trails, lakes and ponds and a few museums that tell about the rich pennsylvania history. The amish bakeries in the area are incredibly well known for their delicious pastries and pies!
If you are interested in buying a home here in Berks County, pennsylvania, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!
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